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Celebrating Environmental Science

Provided by Prince William County Service Authority The Prince William County Service Authority recognized the winners of the Prince William County-Manassas Regional Science Fair at its April 2017 Board of Directors Meeting. Each year, a group of Service Authority employees judge experiments related to water quality and the environment, and then award the winning entries with certificates and cash prizes …

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Plant It for the Planet

By Amanda Causey Baity Earth Day, first observed in 1970, takes place on April 22 of each year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 22 million people across the nation joined forces that first Earth Day to advocate for better stewardship of natural resources. The EPA, along with the Clean Water and Clean Air acts, trace their roots to that day. Over the decades, …

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Provided by the Office of Rep. Rob Wittman  Legislation would bring increased accountability and more collaborative management to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), by unanimous consent. The legislation will bring increased accountability …

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Ideas and Inspiration to Reduce Food Waste in the Home

(Family Features)  Food waste is a major global issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. According to a 2012 report by the National Resources Defense Council, American families throw out 25 percent of the food they buy. That’s roughly the equivalent of $1,500 wasted each year. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who participated in Food Network’s “The Big Waste” special …

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